HDMI Switch question?

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Good morning!! Can I use an HDMI Switch to get HD to a 2nd tv? If so, can anyone recommend a decent one? I'm trying to figure out this for tailgating where I plan to only use one receiver. I have a splitter I could use to use an additional receiver but I would rather just use one. I am fine with just displaying the same programming on both sets as one would be outside and one inside. Thanks in advance!!
 
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Thanks for the link.. So an HDMI switch would work fine?
 
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Thanks for the link.. So an HDMI switch would work fine?

You need a splitter not a switch.

A switch takes multiple outputs and connects them to a single input.

A splitter takes a single output and sends it to multiple inputs.

in this case you need a 1:2 splitter.

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Yeap. As John said. A switch will only output one source at a time. A splitter will take one signal to multiple devices.

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Using component will also work fine and is essentially free and a much simpler solution.
 
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Thanks for the responses.. Yeah looks like I need a splitter.. basically I am wanting to have 1 hdmi out from receiver into a splitter and 2 hdmi out from the splitter to the 2 hd tvs.. I'm trying to determine if something like this Ultra High Performance HDMI Switcher 3-1: Link text Should this work or do I need something else?
 
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That is still a switch. You need a splitter.

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Passive splitter don't always work. There can be handshake issues. Look for a powered one.
 
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I've had a couple HDMI splitters but opted to feed our nearby bedroom TV using the component output. My problem with them is we are in an area that has many power surges and dips during the summer. I've had two fail. Component output is more robust.
One of the units that lasted the longest is this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003B4O7NS/?tag=satell01-20
 
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